Lives and works in Los Angeles, CA

Education

1998 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1998 MFA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA
1995 BFA, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
1994 Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture, ME
New York Studio Program, New York City, NY

Solo Exhibitions
2021 “How Things Feel”, A. F. Projects, Los Angeles, CA
2018 “Message to the World”, Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, NY
2016 “Seeing Signs”, LAX><ART”, Los Angeles, CA
2014 “Living Past Your Dreams”, Eastern Star Gallery, Archer School for Girls, Los Angeles, CA
2013 “How Do I Transform this Negative into a Positive?”, Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, NY
2012 “The Witness”, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
2011 “Back of My Face”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects, Los Angeles, CA
“Some People Might Get Hurt”, Brennan & Griffin Gallery, New York, NY
2004 “Ever1a57in6 60b570pper”, Leo Koenig Inc., New York, NY
2002 “Checkmate”, Michael Janssen, Cologne, Germany
1999 “Recent Paintings”, Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
1998 “Black + Blue”, Brent Peterson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“New Work”, Room 702, curated by Mark Grotjahn and Brent Peterson, Los Angeles, CA
1995 “House Work”, SCI-ARC, Southern California Institute of Architecture, Los Angeles, CA
1994 “If Anyone Can Do It, You Can”, Haynes Art Gallery, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
“Naturally Manhattan”, Installation at New York Studio Program, NY

Group Exhibitions

2024 "Spring Flowers", OCHI Gallery, Sun Valley, ID

2023 "New Paintings of Ordinary Incidents", Timothy Hawkinson Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

2022-3 “Swept Away: Love Letter to A Surrogate”, curated by Warren Neidich, Guild Hall, East Hampton, NY; 18th St. Art, Santa Monica, CA

2020 “The Gallery is Closed”, curated by Dave Muller. Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2019 “Dreamhouse Vs. Punk House”, Serious Topics, Los Angeles, CA
“The Artist Made Book Show”, Big Pictures LA, Los Angeles, CA and Blake and Vargas, Berlin Germany
“The Flat Files”, The Pit, Glendale CA

“Dreamhouse Vs. Punk House”, Serious Topics, Los Angeles CA
2018 “SUPERPOWERSHADOWWOMAN”, 5 Car Garage, Santa Monica CA
“The Mushroom Show”, curated by Dan Gratz and Letha Wilson, Craryville, NY

2017 “American Genre: Contemporary Painting”, curated by Michelle Grabner, ICA at Maine College of Art, Portland, ME
“Supercaliforniagilisticexpialibodcious”, curated by John Birtle, Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
“Really?”, curated by Beth Rudin DeWoody, Wilding Cran, Los Angeles, CA
“Art I-10”, Acadiana Center for the Arts, Lafayette, LA

2016 “Group Show”, LA Louver Gallery, Venice, CA
“Synesthesia”, Five Car Garage, Santa Monica, CA
“Rosette”, curated by Mary Anna Pomonis, Los Angeles, CA

2015 “Bloody Red Sun of Fantastic L.A.”, curated by René­ Julien Praz, Piasa, Paris, France
“PLAY: Process, Activism, Subversion”, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, CA
“Mirrors and Windows”, curated by Kiki Seror, The Ada Hatch Center at Copper Mountain College, Joshua Tree, CA
“HERE NOW: Six works by 6 LA Artists”, Anthony Cran Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Primo Lane”, curated by Aili Schmeltz, Outpost Projects, Yucca Valley, CA
“Cabin Fever, 1708 Gallery’s Annual Art Auction”, Featured Artist, 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA
“Borrowed Landscape”, curated by Nikko Mueller, Palomar College, Boehm Gallery, San Marcos, CA
“Primo Lane”, curated by Aili Schmeltz, Outpost Projects, Yucca Valley, CA

2014 “Another Cats Show!”, curated by Laura Owens, 365 Mission + Ooga Booga, Los Angeles, CA
“Thanks for the Mammaries, Bettina Hubby's special group exhibition", For Your Art, Los Angeles, CA

2013 “The One I did Yesterday was a Failure, but the One I Do Tomorrow Will be Good”. curated by Isabelle Le Normand and Eugenie Fremiot, The Impermanent Collection, Los Angeles CA

“Pretty Vacant”, private house, curated by Yvette Gellis, Westwood, CA
“Dig the Dig”, curated by Bettina Hubby in conjunction with her Resident Construction Artist project with the Santa Monica Museum of Art, LA Mart, Los Angeles, CA
“UNSOLVED MYSTERIES", curated by Jonathan Apgar, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
“Day of the Dead, Skulls Exhibit", curated by Heriberto Luna, The Autry National Center Museum, Los Angeles, CA.
“The Wall Show”, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2012 “About Face”, curated by Daniel Weinberg, ACME, Los Angeles, CA
“Things We Do for Fun; Kristin Calabrese with Caitlin Lonegan and Brenna Youngblood”, The Green Gallery East, Milwaukee, WI
“Passenger”, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
“Figure, Form, & Abstraction”, 1K projectspace- de Ekster, Amsterdam
“The Holodeck", curated by Brad Eberhard, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
“Curatorial Exchange”, curated by Roger Herman, Irvine Fine Arts Center, Irvine, CA

2011 "The Thirteenth Grade”, curated by Mary Anna Pomonis, PØST, Los Angeles, CA
“The Optimist’s Parking Lot”, curated by Susan Adelman and Keith Walsh, Beacon Arts, Los Angeles, CA
“Unfinished Paintings”, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA

2010 “Honeymoon”, two person show with Joshua Aster, curated by Micol Hebron, Salt Lake Art Center, Salt Lake City, UT
“Kristin Calabrese, Meg Cranston, and Monique van Genderen”, Brandstrup, Oslo, Norway
“Gray Day”, curated by Noah Davis, Roberts + Tilton Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Second Story”, artist multiple show, Pepin Moore, Los Angeles, CA
“Kristin Calabrese, Andy Parker, Mary Weatherford, Roger White”, Kathryn Brennan Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
"Mannlicher CarcanoPlex Mach 01", curated by Doug Harvey, PØST, Los Angeles, CA

2009 “lovable like bastard children and orphaned kitties”, The Green Gallery, Milwaukee, WI
“I’m So Excited to be Talking to You!”, curated by Lauren McCaffrey and Allyson Spellacy, Denizen Design Gallery, Culver City, CA
“Because the Night” curated by Sabina Ott, Guggenheim Gallery, Chapman College, Orange, CA
“Feelings and Power”, curated by Rowan Wood, 533, Los Angeles, CA

2008 “New Work”, LA Art House, West Hollywood, CA
“Some Paintings”, LA Weekly Biennial, curated by Doug Harvey, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“Gangbusters”, Plane Space, New York,NY

2007 “Lines”, curated by Susie Rosmarin, Texas Gallery, Houston, TX
“No Jerks”, curated by Matt Chambers, The Rental Gallery, New York, NY
“Dedicated to the Search for the Miraculous”, Soo-Plex, Nashville, TN
“Hovering over the universe I aim my laser pistol into the eye of the universe and time slows down, is splayed out so I can see the interlocking spirals and splatted fractal glowing shapes, all different sizes and moving different speeds, but when seen from this vantage point, their spiney glorious and gorgeous perfection when seen all together…”, Honor Fraser Gallery, Venice Beach, CA
“Big Secret Cache”, Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Glenn Goldberg and NYC Artists”, Philip Slein Gallery, curated by Glenn Goldberg, Saint Louis, MO
“True Love Always”, curated by Rebecca Campbell, Angles Gallery, Venice, CA

2006 “Hysteria”, Angles Gallery, Venice, CA
“Untitled Group Show”, Angstrom Gallery, Dallas, TX
“HOMESTORIES”, Kunstverein Grafschaft Bentheim, Neuenhaus
“Homestories”,Galerie Münsterland, Emsdetten
“LA Artgirls Fluxwear Event” included in “Draw a Line and Follow It”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
“Total Art Performance Event (TAPE)”, Getty Center, Los Angeles, CA
“Hotel California”, curated by Daniel Hug and Roger Dickes, Glendale Community College, Glendale, CA
“New Orleans Art Auction”, Blum and Poe, Los Angeles, CA

2005 “LA Art Girls’ Work”, Anna Helwing Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Incognito 2”, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“Apocalypse Soon!”, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Little Things”, curated by Heather Brown, Blue 7 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
“We Can Do It!”, Gary Tatintsian Gallery, Moscow, Russia
“A Warlike People”, Monorchid Gallery, Phoenix, AZ
“Pets”, ICA, Monterrey, Mexico

2004 “Self-portraiture”, Angles Gallery, Venice, CA
“Central Station, Collection Harald Falckenberg - La Maison Rouge, Paris
“25th Annual Benefit Art Auction for LACE”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
“Incognito”, Santa Monica Museum, Santa Monica, CA
“Carpetbag + Cozyspace”, Healing Arts, Brooklyn, New York
“Frame of Mind”, Domestic Setting, Santa Monica, CA
“Resistance, Rebellion and Death”, Narrenshiff, San Francisco, CA

2003 “Breathless”, 608 Fulson Street, San Francisco, CA
“My Mission, (self)-Representaion 2003”, Le Musee di-visioniste

2002 “Contemporary Art Project Exhibition, Seattle Art Museum, WA
CA Biennial, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

2001 “Rogue Wave: Eleven Artists from L.A.”, L.A. Louver, Los Angeles, CA
“I am a Camera”, Saatchi Gallery, London, UK

2000 Gagosian Gallery, Beverly Hills, CA
“Emotional Rescue: The Contemporary Art Project Collection”, Center of Contemporary Art, Seattle, WA

1999 “Three Day Weekend”, CCAC, San Francisco, CA

1998 “Sig-Alert,” University Museum, Tempe, AZ
“Limits,” The Dollhouse Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Skowhegan Auction,” David Beitzel Gallery, New York, NY
“The $99 Dollar Store:” Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Under One Roof: Inhabited Space:” Artist Depictions, Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach, CA
“Beyond the Matter of Space,” Beyond Baroque, Venice, CA
“MFA Thesis Exhibition,” Wight Gallery, UCLA, Westwood, CA

1997 Juried Exhibition, Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery, Barnsdall Art Park, CA
“The Big Wave,” Andrew Shire Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Intercollegiate Show,” CalState, LA, Los Angeles, CA

1996 “The $99 Dollar Store,” Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“The One Hundred Dollar Show,” Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

1995 “Inner City Arts Benefit Auction,” Santa Monica Museum, CA
“Sweet,” Miller Fine Art, Los Angeles, CA
“Dreams of Life and Death,” The Living Room, Santa Monica, CA
“Untitled Video Show,” curated by Evan Holloway, Century Cable, Channel 3

1994 “Escape to LA from the Chateau Marmont,” curated by Jennifer Schlossberg Lehr, West Hollywood, CA
“The One Hundred Dollar Show,” Post Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
“Low Cool,” Walter McBean Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
“Way Cool,” Exit Art, New York, NY
Diego Rivera Student Gallery, San Francisco Art Institute, CA
“La Fin de Siecle Syndrome,” New York Studio Program, NY

1993 “Positive Resource,” Life Center, San Francisco, CA
“Spring Show,” San Francisco Art Institute, CA

Curatorial Projects:

2022 “Fune - Real”, Serious Topics booth in the Barely Fair at Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
2019 “Making Light”, Serious Topics booth in the Barely Fair at Julius Caesar, Chicago, IL
“Dreamhouse Vs. Punk House”, Serious Topics, Los Angeles, CA.
2016 “The Fourth Wall”, Charlie James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2015 “Wish You Weren’t Here”, West Los Angeles College Art Gallery, Los Angeles, CA.
2013 “Irrational Caring”, curated paintings into a mural in conjunction with “The Wall Show”, Irvine Fine Art Center,
Irvine, CA
2012 “Finds! The Unusual Object”, co-curated with Joshua Aster, FOCA Gallery- Chinatown, Los Angeles, CA
2011 “Unfinished Paintings”, co-curated with Joshua Aster, Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions, Los Angeles, CA
2010 “LACE Auction 2010”, guest curator, Los Angeles, CA
2009 “Orphans and Kitties Go to the Circus”, LACE event at Circus of Books, Los Angeles, CA
“lovable like bastard children and orphaned kitties”, The Green Gallery, Milwakee, WI
2008 “Heavy Corner,” Creative Artist Agency, Century City, CA
2007 “hovering over the universe I aim my laser pistol into the eye of the universe and time
slows down, is splayed out so I can see the interlocking spirals and splatted fractal glowing shapes, all different sizes and moving different speeds, but when seen from this vantage point, their spiney glorious and gorgeous perfection when seen all together...”
, Honor Fraser Gallery, Venice, CA
"Big Secret Cache", Angstrom Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2005 “Apocalypse Soon!”, QED Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2004 “Carpetbag + Cozyspace”, Healing Arts, Brooklyn, New York
2001 “The First Thing I’ll Teach You is How to Fly a Kite” (co-curated with Jennifer Nelson), Beyond Baroque Work Group, Beyond Baroque Literary Foundation, Venice, CA.
2000 “By the Wayside,” The Living Room Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
1998 “Across the Line”, Inglewood Arts Council, Queen Gallery
1995 The Wight Biennial, New Wight Art Gallery, University of California, Los Angeles.
1992 Founder and Director, Three Muses Artspace, Alternative art space, San Francisco, CA

Artist Projects and Collaborations

2011-13 "Who's in a Name?" by Susan Silton, Australian Museum in Sydney, Australia; MoCA, Los Angele,CA
2010 “Exquisite Corpse”, curated by Amir Fallah, Beautiful Decay, Book 4
"7 Rings Day 7: Featuring Artist Kristin Calabrese", curated by Rebecca Campbell and Nicole Walker, The Huffington Post, August 7, 2010
2010 “Cookies”, The John Riepenhoff Experience, Pepin Moore Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
2007 “Nothing Moments Project”, organized by Steven Hull, Tami Demaree, and Jon Sueda.
2006 “LA Artgirls Fluxwear Event”, Performance Project at LACE
“Total Art Performance Event”, Performance Project at the Getty Research Institute.
2005 “Strange Love” DVD collaborative film exhibited at QED Gallery.
“Elizabeth Speaks”, LACE, Los Angeles, CA
“Take Creation Into Your Own Hands, The Elizabeths Phenom-eee-nological Science Fair”, included in “Irrational Exhibits 4”, Track 16 Gallery, Santa Monica, CA
2004 “Price of Oil”, drawing for magazine centerfold, X-tra Magazine, Vol. 6, #3, Spring 2004, pp. 16-18
“Drift”, John Baldessari, Julian Sarmento, and Lawrence Weiner
2001 “Placer de la Vida”, 60 foot collaborative mural project with the seven students in my San Francisco Art Institute Advanced Painting Seminar Class, Clarion Alley, San Francisco, CA

Honors and Awards

2015 Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2014 Residency Fellowship, MacDowell Colony, Peterborough, New Hampshire
2014 Artist in Residence, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2013-4 California Community Foundation Mid-career Artist Fellowship, Los Angeles
2013-4 COLA Fellowship, City of Los Angeles Department of Cultural Affairs, Los Angeles, CA
2013 Fellows of Contemporary Art Curators’ Lab Award, Los Angeles, CA
2010 Visiting Artist, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, IL
2008 Artist in Residence, UNLV, Las Vegas, NV
2005 Artist in Residence, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
2001 Visiting Artist, San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
1996-8 Lillian Levinson Award, University of California, Los Angeles, CA